Allyson is a management-side employment attorney. She counsels businesses on the preventive measures they can take to avoid litigation; when litigation cannot be avoided, Allyson represents her clients in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.
Allyson has more than fifteen years of experience working with primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities, to prevent and respond to sexual and other forms of discrimination. Over the past several years, Allyson has worked with higher education institutions to advise on the creation and revision of Title IX policies and procedures. In addition, she has conducted more than 100 investigations of sexual misconduct. Allyson has also advised institutions on responding to audits conducted by the federal Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Allyson is a member of the committee tasked with redrafting the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Maternity (Parental) Leave Regulations.
In addition to her private practice, Allyson is on the Board of Directors of Transition House, a domestic violence agency located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Allyson has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbard, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. She also has been named a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer each year since 2011. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association named Allyson one of its “Up and Coming Lawyers” in 2011. This award is given annually to 20 attorneys who have been practicing 10 years or less but have already distinguished themselves in their field.
Prior to forming Kurker Paget LLC, Allyson was an associate in the Labor & Employment group at Bingham McCutchen in Boston.